Quick Keys or Shortcuts

A Shortcut is a computer function that performs a set of commands to save time. A Quick Key is a keyboard shortcut used to trigger an action.

More terms you might want to know

Slab Serif

A type of serif, characterized by large x-heights and thick, blocky strokes with little variation in width.

Debossing

A design or decoration impressed into the surface of a material.

Colour Theory

The study of how colours are related to one another. It is about how we see colour, mix and modify it (according to our needs), and put colour together to achieve the desired mood or atmosphere.

Monogram

An iconic design that is made up of two or three letters.

Colour Palette

A specific set of colours, usually with a limited number of values, chosen to suit the needs of a particular design.

User Flow

The way that a user navigates through a website, app, etc.

Close-Crop

Framing consisting of cutting off or obscuring most of the surrounding of a subject, removing distractions from the background and emphasising the subject.

Design Sprint

A way to create and test designs. Designers use design sprints as a time-intensive method of quickly testing ideas and then pivoting into designing for user needs. A designer may then take the prototype they created on the first day of the design sprint and fix any usability issues with it, which is a quick way to get feedback on their work before continuing development.

Font Colour

Also known as text colour, is a visible attribute of text determined by the combination of text and background colour.

Proximity

The placement or otherwise of a thing in relation to other things. In design, proximity may be considered as the distance between two items in space or their relative location to each other.

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